Silencing MDC Warning with gnupg 2.2.8.
wk at gnupg.org
Thu Jun 14 17:20:43 CEST 2018
On Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:56, ralph at inputplus.co.uk said:
> I see that --ignore-mdc-error downgrades the error to a warning allowing
Right, this is the suggest method to decrypt old mails.
> --no-mdc-warning is now a no-op and so doesn't work in concert with
Right, this is on purpose. The warning is important to educate users.
> remove the MDC warning from stderr, allowing the rest of stderr's
> content to pass? Downstream of this command is unhappy otherwise.
Why do you need stderr at all? These are diagnositics for human
consumption. And, as I said, we want that the warning show ups if the
override option is enabled.
> gpg(1) still documents --force-mdc and --disable-mdc, saying they're now
> no-ops, but --no-mdc-warning is undocumented despite still being
> accepted and also a no-op. This hampers investigating why
There is no reason to document a dummy option which never affected the
behaviour of gpg. This is in contrast to the other mentioned NOPs.
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